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CAIRO

Cairo

 

Symphonic Prog

3.38 | 83 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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3 stars First album from this little known band. With the noticeable exception of the opening track, quite lenghty numbers are sitting on this album (from 8 to 22 minutes).

"Conception" is short, very melodic with good keyboards work : a solid track indeed. Although several reviews refer to ELP & Genesis, when I listen to "Season Of The Heart", the reference that comes immediately and undoubtfully to my mind is "Yes". Vocals are very Anderson oriented, while guitar sounds not far from Steve Howe. Good track for sure.

"Silent Winter" is heavier, but vocal arrangements are quite good. Interesting middle section fully inspired by ELP.

"Between the Lines" : the very aggresive keyboard oriented intro sounds like Emerson or Jon Lord (Mark I era). This very dynamic song has a lot of good breaks : again keys and guitar work are very efficient.

The album reaches its bottom with "World Divided" : an uninspired and quite boring song. The epic "Ruins At Avalon's Gate" closes the album and right from the start the listener is transported into an authentic ELP sound at its best. Impressive intro (Tarkus ?), mellow voice (hi, Greg !) and good guitar work. Three stars.

ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |

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